IIM Shillong – Meaning Of Success

Getting into one of the top B-school of India, a dream that many sees but a few able to live it up. And those who makes their dream come true have different perspective and aspirations about what they will be going to study in a management school. I am one of those lucky guys who could make it up to my dream of getting into an IIM, but like the most people I thought I’ll be learning management and different verticals of an organization vis-à-vis finance, marketing, human resource and operations.

It was our second lecture on Self leadership and communication and all of my preconceived notions about the learning changed in a single lecture. It’s not finance or marketing that one needs to be a good manager but the basic human values. If you plan to lead an organization and people, first you should know the people and organization but before knowing other people, you should first know yourself and how many of us actually know ourselves? Not many, I guess!

The first thing a kid gets when enters he the school, is uniform. And this marks the beginning of being uniform and in line with the pre-existing norm of the society. Most of us tend to align our actions and deeds in a way which is acceptable to the society but in the process, we forget that this uniformity actually the kills the individuality of us. We are born as humans but live as mechanical beings. It’s the creativity and thoughts of a person which makes him what he is, a human.

Most of us rather all of us wants to be successful but we are designed to believe that earning dollars will give us the tag successful but what actual success means is being happy and sense of relief when we go to bed in the night.

At the end I would like to thank my Prof. Sanjeeb Kakoty for that enlightening lecture.

Company I would like in Aditya Birla Group

Working for one the most prestigious conglomerate group of India will be an honor for me. I would love to be a part of Aditya Birla Sun Life Asset Management Company Ltd. because I want to have career in finance. I wish to contribute to the company using my existing knowledge and the knowledge that I’ll be gaining in these two years’ journey of IIM Shillong.


Aman Jain

PGP 1st Year

IIM Shillong

IIM Shillong Placement Committee

Placement Committee of IIM Shillong